A study for a 57 year old woman who takes Depakote - from FDA reports


3,547 females aged 57 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 57 year old female patient who has Bipolar Disorder. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Jun, 13, 2018

3,547 females aged 57 (±5) who take Depakote are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Depakote for a 57-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 57
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Bipolar Disorder
  • Drugs taken:
    • Depakote (divalproex sodium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Hot Flashes: 11 (0.31% of females aged 57 (±5) who take the drug)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(nerve compression at wrist results numbness weakness, pain , swelling): 11 (0.31% of females aged 57 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  4. Consciousness - decreased
  5. Dizziness
1 - 6 months:
  1. Hair loss
  2. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  3. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  4. Feeling abnormal
  5. Irritability
6 - 12 months:
  1. Speech impairment (adult) (inability to speak (adult))
  2. Confusional state
  3. Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  5. Hair loss
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drowsiness
  2. Fall
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Fever
  5. Diarrhea
2 - 5 years:
  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  2. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  3. Pain
  4. High blood cholesterol
  5. Type 2 diabetes
5 - 10 years:
  1. Weight decreased
  2. Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
  3. Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
  4. Urinary tract infection
  5. Weakness
10+ years:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Weakness
  3. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  4. Weight increased
  5. Pain in extremity
not specified:
  1. Dizziness
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Weakness
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Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression : 394 people, 11.11%
  2. High Blood Pressure : 253 people, 7.13%
  3. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 207 people, 5.84%
  4. Stress And Anxiety : 198 people, 5.58%
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 197 people, 5.55%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Seroquel (491 people, 13.84%)
  2. Synthroid (315 people, 8.88%)
  3. Zyprexa (296 people, 8.35%)
  4. Klonopin (248 people, 6.99%)
  5. Risperdal (207 people, 5.84%)
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* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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